Intralenticular metal foreign body: case report

Corpo estranho metálico intracristaliniano: relato de caso

Intralenticular foreign bodies comprise about 5% to 10% of all intraocular foreign bodies and can result in serious complications. The management depends on some factors like size, location, material type and the risk of infection. We present a patient with an intralenticular metal foreign body in the left eye that, following initial treatment with topical steroid and antibiotic, underwent lens aspiration with removal of the intralenticular foreign body and insertion of a posterior chamber intraocular lens with good visual outcome.

Eye foreign bodies; Eye injuries, penetrating; Lens, crystalline; Lens implantation; intraocular; Case reports


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